by Dr. Regina Campbell
“Meditation really helps create not only a sense of balance… but serenity and kind of a calm state of mind.”
— Eva Mendes
In today’s busy world with all of our responsibilities and commitments from family, to work, to community involvement, it is imperative to find a place of peace and refuge to draw in one’s mind, body, and soul. This is crucial for you to function at your full capacity and potential. This is meditation.
Daily meditation is the awesome opportunity to connect within the soul of mankind and release the stress of earthly responsibilities. Daily meditation should be anchored in the Word of God. The Word of God serves as the compass when direction is needed; comfort when you are discouraged and hope when you face life’s debilitating matters.
Daily meditation is essential for our inner peace and strength. Daily meditation feeds your soul, and it allows you to stay rooted and grounded in your faith. In life we get so busy that we fail to take the time to sit still and allow our mind, body and essence to rest in the abyss of peace. Daily meditation refuels the body for the day’s tasks. It gives clarity to the mind so you can think strategically throughout the day. Most importantly it strengthens the inner man — the essence of one’s being.
Daily meditation is about introspection. It’s the time when one gets alone in a quiet place to look within his/her soul and mind to examine their performance, habits and ways. It allows you to closely examine your actions and motives for the day. It prepares your mind to focus on the good and not evil and to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and development. Introspection allows me to get to know the inner me and who I am and what I am becoming. Introspection assists me to look into the depths of my being to find the true me and the person that I desire to become. True introspection can only benefit you when you are totally candid with yourself and your frailties. It is in mediation I can find safety with my shortcomings and openly admit my shortcomings to God for strength and help.